Lena Waithe


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Lena Waithe was born on May 17, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lena Diane Waithe. She is a writer and producer, known for Master of None (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and The Chi (2018). She has been married to Alana Mayo since November 2019. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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(2015-2017)
Ready Player One Aech / Helen
(2018)
The Chi Writer
(2018-2020)
(2014)

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 2020 Girls Room (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2019 Twenties (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes) (post-production)
- Living the Dream ... (creator)
- What Would Todd Do? ... (creator)
- Redemption Song ... (creator)
- You Know How I Like It ... (creator)
  Boomerang (TV Series) (developed by - 20 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (written by - 4 episodes, 2019)
- Episode #2.9 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.8 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.7 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.6 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.5 (2020) ... (creator)
  The Chi (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2018 - 2020) (written by - 4 episodes, 2018 - 2019) (Created by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Gangway (2020) ... (creator)
- Buss Down (2020) ... (creator)
- Brewfurd (2020) ... (creator)
- Foe 'Nem (2020) ... (Created by)
- The Scorpion and the Frog (2019) ... (creator)
 2019 Queen & Slim (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2018/II Rising (Short)
 2017 Master of None (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Thanksgiving (2017) ... (written by)
 2016 Untitled Lena Waithe Project (TV Movie)
  Bones (TV Series) (staff writer - 14 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Eye in the Sky (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Putter in the Rough (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Baker in the Bits (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Teacher in the Books (2015) ... (staff writer - as Lena D. Waithe)
- The Psychic in the Soup (2015) ... (written by - as Lena D. Waithe)
  Hello Cupid (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes, 2013) (creator - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Seven (2013) ... (story)
- Six (2013) ... (story)
- Five (2013) ... (story)
- Four (2013) ... (story)
- Three (2013) ... (creator)
 2012 M.O. Diaries (TV Series)
  How to Rock (TV Series) (1 episode, 2012) (written by - 1 episode, 2012)
- How to Rock a Prank (2012) ... (written by)
- How to Rock a Music Video (2012) ... (as Lena D. Waithe)
 2011/I Save Me (Short) (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Lena D. Waithe

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Here's the thing. I was raised on deep dish pizza. So, what you guys call pizza, I don't think that it's pizza. I think it's cheese bread.

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Katraukus

Star Sign:

Taurus

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